There are times when you just don’t have the ability to visit with your child in person. While this may be not ideal, it’s often a way of life after divorce.

You do your best to visit with your children based on your visitation schedule, but it’s important to learn more about alternative options. Virtual visitation, for example, is one of the best.

As the name suggests, this is when you visit with your child through the use of technology, such as text messaging, video conferencing and instant messaging.

The primary benefit of virtual visitation is the ability to communicate with your child even when you can’t see them in person. This can help in a variety of circumstances, such as:

  • Helping your child with a homework project
  • Reading your child a bedtime story
  • Watching your child partake in a live event, such as a recital or game
  • Learning more about an award that your child has received

The nice thing about many forms of virtual visitation is the ability to see your child’s face. For example, with video conferencing software, you’ll almost feel like you’re in the same room as your child.

If you’re interested in virtual visitation, discuss this with your ex-spouse to see if they agree to it. It’ll never be a total replacement for face-to-face contact, but it’s something to consider as a means of maintaining a strong relationship.

In the event that your ex continues to push back, learn more about your legal rights and the steps you can take to spend more time with your child.